Jamaican Proverbs

Jamaican Proverbs on Time

Jamaican Proverbs on Time
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Do you know what the proverb ” Before cack put awn im draws ” means? Learn it’s meaning in our Jamaican Proverbs on Time.

Before cack put awn im draws.
TRANSLATION:Before cock puts on his drawers (underwear).
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: It’s early morning.
Really early in the morning; so early, the rooster hasn’t awoken yet.

Day langa dan rope.
TRANSLATION:The day is longer th an a rope.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Wrong will eventually be right.
Eventually, things that are wrong will be made right. Even if it is delayed, revenge will occur.

Fram saltfish deh shingle ouse.
TRANSLATION:From saltfish was shingling house.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: From a long, long time ago.
Refers to a time long ago.

Fram mi yeye deh a mi knee.
TRANSLATION:From my eyes were at my knees.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: From the time I was a infant or child.
From when I was a child.

Lang run, shaawt ketch
TRANSLATION: Long run, short catch.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: It may take a long while for you to be caught and punished for wrong-doing, but you will be caught one day.
You can try to avoid the repercussions of wrong actions, but you will eventually have to take responsibility for them.
“You can run, but you can’t hide.”

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